I've been traveling a bit over the last month and my tabs-to-read-later pile is growing. We'll be at AWS re:Invent next week so I thought I'd unload some of the IoT stories that caught my eye recently, that I'm finally getting to read. Apologies if this is old news to you.
One I've been holding on to almost the longest is an interesting INC article Our Future Will be Analog, Not Digital.Geoffrey James talks about the Internet of Things and how people think the convenience of connectivity is more important than the risks involved. He talks about how snail mail, cash and unplugging are tending up along with how analog objects are becoming status symbols. This is a good one if you think all this connectivity will become so hackable and fragile that no one will want to use it.
Next from The Economist, saying on the IoT theme, is Their own Devices. From Barbie's to cars to televisions, compromised computers are all over the place and few companies have the incentive to take security seriously within their widgets. There needs to be a change in corporate culture especially within non-computer companies. From the early days of the boiler explosions and crashes on railways to the safety of cars in the 70's to the hacks of medical devices today, we all need to recognize that connected devices need protection. And so do we.